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Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 1 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Many of the people I interviewed will be in a leadership capacity in their countries someday and their opinions and perspectives are important. I spoke with Israelis, Palestinians, Egyptians, Saudis, Iranians, Afghans and Pakistanis about this issue.

How Israel Can Escape the Gaza Trap

Shlomo Ben-Ami | Posted 09.28.2014 | World
Shlomo Ben-Ami

Contrary to what Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu believes, the main existential threat facing the country is not a nuclear-armed Iran. The real peril is to be found at home: the corrosive effect of the Palestinian problem on Israel's international standing. The devastation caused by Israel's periodic asymmetrical confrontations, combined with the continuing occupation of Palestinian lands and the ever-growing expansion of settlements, has fueled a growing campaign to undermine Israel's legitimacy.

Battle of the Ceasefires: Israel, Hamas Struggle for Moral High Ground

James Dorsey | Posted 09.28.2014 | World
James Dorsey

But more importantly it highlights a growing realization that Hamas is emerging politically strengthened from the death and destruction in Gaza while Israel is fighting a rear guard battle to turn military success into political victory.

Two Wars, Two Pregnancies and No Escape

CARE | Posted 09.27.2014 | Impact
CARE

We are living between wars. You cannot understand how it feels not being able to move, to be trapped, to not even see family or friends. There is no dignity. We are frustrated and we do not know when it will end.

The Last Tisha B'Av: A Tale of Jewish-Muslim Reconciliation

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 09.27.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

In Jewish tradition, on this very day of disaster Mashiach (Messiah) was born, but hidden away till a generation would come that is ready to make peace and eco-social justice in the world.

Israel Has Lost the War Against Hamas in Gaza. Are US Liberals Next?

Raymond Barrett | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Raymond Barrett

As someone born and raised in Ireland but now living on the other side of the pond, it is eerily fascinating to see how many liberal Americans walk on eggshells or suddenly develop moral blind spots when discussing the subject of Israel, mass civilian casualties and collective punishment.

From Gaza: I Would Rather Die in Dignity Than Agree to Living in an Open-Air Prison

Mohammed Suliman | Posted 09.27.2014 | World
Mohammed Suliman

The besieged Jews of the Warsaw ghetto had a motto "to live and die in dignity." As I sit in my own besieged ghetto, I think how Palestinians have honored this universal value. We live in dignity and we die in dignity, refusing to accept subjugation.

Gaza Physician: No One Can Make You Hate Without Your Permission

Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD | Posted 09.27.2014 | Impact
Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD

Dr. Abuelaish explained that we must first stop the current bloodshed, then ask five times why this occurred. This inquiry will help us identify and treat the underlying causes, which he believes is the only way to create a peaceful co-existence.

Chetan Bhagat Crosses a Line: Public Figure to Public Enemy?

Sharanya Haridas | Posted 09.27.2014 | Media
Sharanya Haridas

Bhagat's accessibility and trustworthiness, and indeed, his popularity, sometimes make it difficult to detect or denounce the serious lapses in his judgement.

Mortar Strike Kills At Least 4 Israelis

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, July 28 (Reuters) - A Palestinian mortar strike from the Gaza Strip killed four people in southern Israel on Monday, Israeli medical offi...

Eline Gordts

'Waiting For The Next Aftershock'

HuffingtonPost.com | Eline Gordts | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

As many residents in Gaza marked a somber start to a three-day holiday that caps the month of Ramadan, United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon once again ren...

U.S.-Israeli Tensions Rise Over Gaza Conflict

Reuters | Nidal al-Mughrabi and Dan Williams | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Dan Williams GAZA/JERUSALEM, July 28 (Reuters) - Israel sees no need for another Gaza ceasefire, an Israeli official was q...

Gaza Braces For More Fighting As Ceasefire Falls

Reuters | Posted 09.25.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, July 27 (Reuters) - The Israeli military started fighting again in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, saying Hamas militants had ignored a 24-hour...

'Washington Post' Fails in Gaza

James Zogby | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

Israel relies on their ability to dominate and shape media messages and images to the same extent that they depend on their military to win battles. And because the Israelis have cultivated all too compliant partners in the press and in politics, their narrative of events often trumps reality.

In Death, Soccer Fan-Turned-Soldier Embodies Israeli-Palestinian Gap

James Dorsey | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
James Dorsey

In death, Staff Sergeant Nissim Sean Carmeli embodies the deep fears, distrust and dehumanization of the other that has exploded into massive bloodshed in Gaza, threatens to spark another uprising on the West Bank, and makes achievement of even a temporary Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire an almost impossible task.

'Our Soldiers Are The Only Innocents In Gaza': Here's What Israel's Far-Right Is Saying

The Huffington Post | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 07.26.2014 | World

Want to understand the political mood in an increasingly militant Israel? Meet Moshe Feiglin, a West Bank settler who is one of eight deputy speakers ...

Even The Dead Search For Shelter From Gaza Bombs

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2014 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, July 25 (Reuters) - Almost half of the Gaza Strip is a no-go area shelled by Israeli ground forces during a...

Sean Hannity Goes On Wild Screaming Fit At Palestinian Guest

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.25.2014 | Media

On Thursday, Sean Hannity invited Yousef Munayyer — a Palestinian-American who is the executive director of the Jerusalem Fund and who is a frequent...

Middle East Conflict: Need for Credible Mediator

James Dorsey | Posted 09.24.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Israel hopes to weaken and demilitarize Hamas but not totally eradicate it because that could open the door to more militant Islamist groups taking control of Gaza.

Jeremy Scahill On Media Coverage Of Gaza: 'We've Hit All-Time Lows'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 07.24.2014 | Media

Jeremy Scahill joined HuffPost Live on Wednesday to discuss his expose for the Intercept on the way the U.S. government handles its terrorist watchlis...

Possible Gaza Truce Hinges On Complex Negotiations

Reuters | Yasmine Saleh and Arshad Mohammed | Posted 07.24.2014 | World

* Temporary truce would start next week * Israel wants to destroy tunnels, degrade militant capabilities * Hamas wants an end to siege, open bor...

Death Toll Tops 700 As Kerry Pushes For Gaza Truce

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2014 | World

* Israeli tank fire kills 16 Palestinians before dawn * Kerry reports progress in ceasefire talks; Israel is mum * U.S. ...

Gaza: The Makings of a Modern Day Dystopia

Queen Rania al Abdullah | Posted 09.22.2014 | World
Queen Rania al Abdullah

Are we going to stand back and spectate while the ugly foundations of a modern day dystopia are laid in front of our eyes? Or will our common humanity unite us and compel us to act to help save the people of Gaza?

Jerusalem Patriarch: "It's Better To Be Good Neighbors Forever Than Enemies Forever"

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion

Jerusalem Patriarch Fouad Twal has offered some words of peace and reconciliation in the wake of Israel's redoubled offensive in Gaza. Speaking wit...

Defiant Hamas Leader Calls For End Of Gaza Siege

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2014 | World

DOHA, July 23 (Reuters) - Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal said he was ready to accept a humanitarian truce in Gaza where the Islamist group is fighting ...